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MDKSA-2004:073: XFree86

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the XFree86 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:073 (XFree86).

Steve Rumble discovered XDM in XFree86 opens a chooserFd TCP socket even when
DisplayManager.requestPort is 0, which could permit remote attackers to connect
to the port, in violation of the intended restrictions.
The updated packages are patched to correct the problem.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10423

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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